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September 13, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: What's the Point?

by Doug Thorburn

A look at the release points of several pitchers who release the ball consistently, inconsistently, and from unusual angles.

September 6, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Taijuan Walker, the Debut Ante

by Doug Thorburn

Doug finds a lot to like and plenty to nitpick in Taijuan Walker's early outings.

August 30, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: A Closer Look at Relievers

by Doug Thorburn

Mechanical analysis of three of the AL's dominant closers.

August 23, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: The RP-Funk All-Stars

by Doug Thorburn

A close look at four relievers who benefit from funky mechanics.

August 16, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Elevator Action

by Doug Thorburn

Chronicling the ugly things that can happen to baseballs when pitchers struggle to repeat their timing.

August 9, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: What Happened to Liriano and Masterson?

by Doug Thorburn

Examining the stuff and mechanics of two pitchers who've taken steps forward in 2013.

August 2, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: What Happened to CC and JJ?

by Doug Thorburn

A deeper look into the recent struggles of CC Sabathia and Josh Johnson.

July 26, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: There and Back Again

by Doug Thorburn

A mechanical look at the debuts of a trio of promising pitching prospects: Sonny Gray, Danny Salazar, and Jarred Cosart.

July 19, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, 2013

by Doug Thorburn

BP's pitching guru evaluates the mechanics of some of the minors' best young arms.

July 12, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: How the Mighty Have Fallen

by Doug Thorburn

Can mechanics help explain why Shelby Miller and Hisashi Iwakuma haven't maintained their early-season performance?

July 3, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Stuffing the Ballot: Reliever Edition

by Doug Thorburn

The nastiest fastballs and sliders seen out of the bullpen this season.

June 28, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: A Look at Rooks Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler

by Doug Thorburn

Analyzing the mechanics of two top pitching prospects who've recently arrived in the majors.

June 21, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Cain Madness and a Troubled Helix

by Doug Thorburn

Searching for the source of the struggles of Matt Cain and Jeremy Hellickson this season.

June 14, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: In Need of Repair: Posture

by Doug Thorburn

Taking a closer look at a few mechanical flaws and explaining how they can be corrected.

June 7, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Changing Gears

by Doug Thorburn

Cataloguing the different methods pitchers use to generate momentum.

May 31, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Splitting the Platoon: Lefty-philic Pitchers

by Doug Thorburn

How the pitchers who dominate lefties do it.

May 30, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Kevin Gausman, the Debut Ante

by Doug Thorburn

Taking a closer look at the young Oriole starter's mechanics.

May 24, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Splitting the Platoon: Lefty-Phobic Pitchers

by Doug Thorburn

The mechanical causes of massive pitcher platoon splits.

May 22, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: This Justin

by Doug Thorburn

What has to go wrong for Justin Verlander to have a bad day at work?

May 17, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Stuffing the Ballot, First Quarter

by Doug Thorburn

The nastiest offerings of the first quarter of the season.

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